What concept is “Bhutan House” based on?
It’s true, Bhutan is pretty far behind in various international rankings and it is one of the poorest countries in the world. But when you are in the country, you get a completely different impression. Bhutan is peaceful, and the people are very friendly and helpful. And although most of the inhabitants of this small kingdom don’t possess too much, they are satisfied and happy to share what they have.
Inspired by this experience, we have developed our concept and our company. We don’t want to strive only for profit. We want to maximize the satisfaction of all parties – customers, suppliers, employees, donors, other partners, and of course ourselves. Therefore, we ensure that our producers get a fair price for their products, and we will initiate and support projects that help local people and the environment. Together with you and the people of Bhutan, we want to shape the future. The most important for us are these maxims:
Who do we cooperate with in Bhutan?
Our products come exclusively from Bhutan. We are dedicated to working directly and without intermediaries with small enterprises, independent artisans, and freelance artists. However, sometimes we need to include intermediaries, because the products are partly produced in remote areas of Bhutan and at present it is not possible for us to coordinate this.
Moreover, people and the economy tick differently in Bhutan than in our region. Temporal agreements are not always respected and people are not accustomed to deliver “just in time”. Life in Bhutan is much more relaxed than here. Also, they are not able to produce large quantities in a country with barely 750,000 inhabitants and without any “high-tech”.
Therefore, we would ask you at this point to understand that we are not always able to deliver as fast as other suppliers who offer goods from India or Nepal. Some of our products we can produce only on demand. But be sure, every single product is lovingly hand-made using traditional methods and thus somehow unique.